Officials training update

Many thanks to all of those who attended last nights Timekeeper training. This was a useful and informative session. Viking still need 2 Timekeepers, 8 Judges (Level 2) and 1 Referee as part of Swim Leinster gala requirements. More details on these courses will be sent on soon. Anyone who has a specific interest in attending the Referee courses is invited to contact a committee member.

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Fantastic Results at Leinster Graded Gala 6th Nov 2016!

Well done to all our swimmers who took part in today’s Leinster Graded Gala, at the National Aquatic Centre. Our squad swam over 60 personal bests today, an amazing achievement this early in the season. It augurs well for the rest of the swimming year. A big thank is due to the coaching team of Jackie, Sonia, Sinead and Conor, for managing one of the biggest teams the Club has ever sent to a Gala. A thank you is also due to the helpers Eve, Leah and Orlaith, who gave their time today and provided great support for the coaching staff. Finally, a thanks is due to all the parents who attended today, and especially the parents who helped out as we are required at all Leinster Galas. Thanks to Alan, Avril, Jackie, Brendan, Eugene, Stephen, Tara and Katya, for their work today. We need all parents to provide that

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Fantastic day out at Wexford Gala

Vikings had a fantastic day yesterday, Sunday 14th June, at the Wexford Swimming Club “Last Chance” gala. Following an early start at 6am, our bus arrived at the pool just after 8am, with warm-up starting at 8.30. The events started at 10am, and the last events of the day finished at 5.30 approx., and our bus arrived back to Liffey Valley at 7.30pm. We had a total of 11 swimmers on the day, on average each swimmer entered 3 races each.  There were great PB’s all round, and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by the swimmers, parents and coaches. This was our first “Away” gala in a number of years, we do hope to include more of these gala’s in future Gala schedules. Many thanks to the coaches and Labhaoise for looking after the swimmers on the day, to the parents who assisted with Timekeeping, and to those who supervised the swimmers while

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Leinster Graded Gala 26th October

Entries for the Leinster Graded Gala will close on Saturday 11th October. Please use the Gala Entry envelope, enclosing fees (€7 per event) and return to Annemarie Tallon on or before 11th October. Events are detailed here Leinster Graded Meet Oct 2014 Coaches will advise swimmers which events to enter.  As per the Gala Schedule, swimmers from both Junior and Senior Squads are expected to enter this competition. As this is a Leinster competition, we are obliged to provide officials to help run the event.  Timekeepers, Turn Judges and Officials/Stewards will be rostered for the day as required.  Parents are expected to complete duties as requested.  

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